The Week in Online Safety, February 13, 2012


The Week in Online Safety, February 13, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

U.S. – Safer Internet Day focuses on Netsafety f or families, CNET, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.S. –  DSM-5, the new mental illness ‘bible,’ may list Internet addiction among illnesses, NY Daily News, Feb. 11, 2012 

Australia –  Parental stalking online ‘unwise’, The Age, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.S. –  Social Creeping: Parents need to know that their kids may be posting more using their phone than they think, NBC, Feb. 10, 2012 

Australia –  Girls speak of cyber bullying hell, Courier Mail, Feb. 7, 2012 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.K. –  David Cameron: Safer Internet Day ‘is a personal priority’, The Telegraph, Feb. 12, 2012 

Australia – R18+ video games set to get the nod in Australia, Herald Sun, Feb. 14, 2012 

U.S. – West Virginia Bill would crack down on ‘sexting’ by minors, Register-Herald, Feb. 11, 2012 

Australia – Protecting our children on the internet – ThinkUKnow campaign, International News, Feb. 7, 2012

Research
U.K. – Revealed: How parents control children’s access to adult media, Parent Port, Feb. 7. 2012 

Advocates
U.S. –  Advancing digital literacy in the US, Anne Collier, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.K. –  Young people look to their parents for internet safety support, Child Net, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.K. – Today – 7 February 2012 – is Safer Internet Day!, InSafe, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.S. –  Safer Internet Day: Teachers Connecting Generations Through Technology, iKeepSafe, Feb. 7, 2012 

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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